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Poster: Driftin N Dreamin Date: May 15, 2007 5:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead, but Falwell's dead

Just because someone is dead should not change our view of them. I believe that this was a hateful man hiding behind a shield of faith. If someone does not deserve our respect in life, why does he deserve it in death?

I am convinced that if Christ came back to earth, Fallwell, Robertson, Bush and countless others who proffess to be "people of faith", would not even recognize Him. They would consider Him a threat to the nation and the status quo. I believe He would be ministering to poor and oppressed people, not the rich corrupt ministers and politicians who so hypocritically invoke His name for their own twisted agendas. He would probably end up being killed or in jail.

I don't mean to single out Christians, I believe that all faiths have their dangerous hypocrites. I also believe that the vast majority of religious people have their hearts in the right place. While I may not share someone's faith, I respect and defend anyone's right to believe what they wish, but I will also speak out against beliefs that I feel are dangerous or evil.

I remember in '78 or '79 when I was a freshman at the University of South Carolina. Falwell and Robertson headed a movement against the just released Monty Python's Life Of Brian. The movie was subsequently banned in South Carolina. Falwell was quoted as saying he hadn't seen it, yet he "knew" it was sacreligiousl. Just because he didn't agree with it he felt no-one should be allowed to view it. I mention this just to illustrate how screwed up his (and his peers') priorities are and how insecure they must be in their beliefs if they are threatened by a silly film.

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Poster: JamminJerome Date: May 15, 2007 7:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead, but Falwell's dead

and let's not forget that he did quite a bit of good! He may have frustrated me a lot (as a liberal person who tries very hard to follow the teachings of Jesus), but it's not up to me to judge him. Everybody has their virtues and their vices.

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Poster: gtrclktr351 Date: May 15, 2007 8:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead, but Falwell's dead

Amen, brother.

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: May 15, 2007 5:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-D2ead, but Fal2well's dead

Je2rry Fal2well prophesied the number of the beast, it was a hu2man number, it's number was 222.

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Poster: gtrclktr351 Date: May 15, 2007 6:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead, but Falwell's dead

Though not everyone "deserves" our love and admiration, every human(living or dead) "deserves" at least a modicum of respect. If we cannnot respect another individual because of his, or her flaws; how can we respect even ourselves as we are all flawed?

What possible good can come from vitriolic rants about a dead man. They will not change what he did, nor what he said in life. They will definitely not make a better person of anyone. And, tthey may just fuel the "hatred" that flows back and forth across humanity.